Freshman Student At Binghamton University Stabbed To Death

Stabbing on BU's Campus, Suspect At Large


A teenager from Rye Brook has been stabbed to death at Binghamton University. In a statement, BU spokesman Ryan Yarosh said that the stabbing does not appear to be a random act.

"Due to yesterday's tragic event on campus, all classes are canceled today, Monday, April 16", the school's 8 a.m. announcement on its website read.

The suspect, who fled on foot, was described as a light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark hoodie, according to police.

The university identified the victim on Monday morning as a freshman engineering student Joao Souza, and said his family had been notified.

Souza's suitemates at Windham Hall have been relocated to other rooms.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the stabbing or the suspect's whereabouts to contact Binghamton University Police at 607-777-2393.

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"As someone who was a student until a few months ago, and someone who is still a part of the BU community, it's tough to hear about something like this happening on campus", Taylor said.

The first alert said the stabbing occurred in Windham Hall and that the suspect ran away from the area.

Investigators from university and the state police interviewed people overnight.

This was the slaying of a student in the past two weeks.

The University is offering a number of services for students, faculty and staff following the incident. Haley Anderson, 22, was a nursing student who was strangled to death at an off-campus residence on March 9, Pix11 News reported.

The Broome County District Attorney's Office is seeking to have the suspect, Orlando Tercero, returned from Nicaragua to stand trial.

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